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>> Uptown, Sackler protests. Downtown, a Sackler fashion line. These are the hoodies that OxyContin wrought. (February 2019)

>> In Colorado, the first gay governor of the United States prepares to take office, his First Gentleman by his side. (January 2019)

>> 2018: The Year in Stuff. (December 2018)

>> The designers of Vaquera have press, buzz and talent. Can they quit their day jobs at Beacon’s Closet now? (October 2018)

>> Allee Willis presides over a museum of kitsch that “Boogie Wonderland" built. (June 2018)

>> Onstage, Lee Pace came out seven times a week. Then he came out for real. (June 2018)

>> Troye Sivan is a new kind of pop star: here, queer and used to it. (May 2018)

>> Judy Blame, the magpie magician of 1980s London, remembered. (March 2018)

>> An outfit for the Starbucks run or the airport schlep? For a new generation of constantly-photographed, Instagram-famous celebrities, there’s a stylist for that. (February 2018)

>> Male models say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually exploited them. An A1 investigation. With Jacob Bernstein and Vanessa Friedman. (January 2018)

>> Mike Amiri makes the best-selling, least-tasteful clothes in men’s wear. You got a problem with that? (January 2018)

2017
>> Bobby Cannavale, tough guy, can handle a pink couch . (December 2017)

>> In an age of fake news, poet Kevin Young is a historian of the hoax. (November 2017)

>> After allegations of sexual harassment and assault, fashion breaks its silence on Harvey Weinstein . (October 2017)

>> In Ferrara, Matthew Williams, Kanye collaborator and Lady Gaga ex, tries life as a Renaissance man . (August 2017)

>> The Marxist revolutionary who set out to foment the revolution, and accidentally created A.P.C., bastion of le French girl style. (August 2017)

>> In praise of Barbara Pym, a miniaturist of midcentury Anglican manners. (August 2017)

>> Ben Cho was the most popular man in downtown Manhattan, an indefatigable designer-DJ-party boy. Then the music stopped. (June 2017)

>> On the occasion of her retrospective at the Met, Rei Kawakubo, the greatest, least voluble designer in fashion, sounds off. (May 2017)

>> “Yo dog,” he texted the next day, the bone marrow turned out to be “so dank.” Yes, chef! (April 2017)

>> At Brookfield Place, masters and mistresses of the universe can meet for curly fries at the nerve center of American capitalism. Saks is there to offer sandals afterward. (April 2017)

2016
>> Gimlet-eyed, gimlet-soaked: How Vanity Fair's stable of writers sized up their fellow writers. (December 2016)

>> They lined up in droves — the tweens, the fashion types and the fuccbois — to buy the shirt off Justin Bieber’s back. Adventures in the uncharted territory where concert merch meets high fashion. (July 2016)

>> Vetements, gate-crashers of the fashion industry, are storming haute couture, bringing Hanes, Levi’s and Juicy Couture with them. (July 2016)

>> When Raf Simons met Robert Mapplethorpe. (June 2016)

>> For Daphne Guinness, all the world’s a stage. So she picked up a mic. (May 2016)

>> At the Met Gala, A-Rod meets Kendall Jenner meets Beyoncé meets Megyn Kelly. At the party of the year, even the stars seem starstruck. (May 2016)

>> Discovered by Spielberg at an L.A. bat mitzvah. Beloved by the Coen Brothers, Coppola and Clooney. Alden Ehrenreich is Hollywood’s next big thing — and next Han Solo. (May 2016)

>> Mary Beard, classicist and Cambridge don, battles misogynists and online trolls in her spare time. (April 2016)

--> >> Grace Coddington: The Fragrance. (April 2016)

>> Fashion loves Supreme. Supreme is wary of fashion. With James Jebbia inside the standoff and inside the store at Paris Fashion Week. (March 2016)

>> Ben Whishaw, doe-eyed poet onscreen, takes on John Proctor, rough-hewn brute onstage. (March 2016)

>> Fashion Weeking with Rihanna, the latest celebrity-turned-designer. (February 2016)

>> Kanye West threw the biggest show of NYFW. Was it the best? (February 2016)

2015
>> When fashion discovered Didion, a boom was (re)born. The enduring chic of St. Joan. (December 2015)

>> Of Beards and Men and True Style take a look at the intricacies and histories of men’s style and grooming. (NYT Book Review, November 2015)

>> Before a new line of Levi’s blue jeans appears in a store, Bart Sights and his team at the Eureka Lab have worked it over but good. (November 2015)

>> Beyoncé, our Garbo. The biggest star in the world is seen, but not heard. (August 2015)

>> They walked from the street and the subway to the runway. Kevin Amato is the visionary casting director who brought them there. (June 2015)

>> L.A.: Wish Vous Were Here! (May 2015)

>> They were the Met Gala's odd couple of the year. Before the ball, at the Four Seasons when Marc Jacobs met Cher. (May 2015)

>> "I don’t have the self-proclaimed label 'artist.' If other people say it, it’s very flattering, but if you start to say it yourself, you better forget about it." Karl Lagerfeld in conversation. (March 2015)

>> He appeared from nowhere with money to burn. Two years ago, no one knew Philipp Plein. Now he's the talk of Milan. (February 2015)

2014
>> Marc, Karl and Riccardo have all signed on. But is the fashion world at large ready to accept Kendall Jenner as the next great model? (November 2014)

>> Virgil Abloh rose to fame as one of the creative minds behind Kanye West. With Off-White, he's ready to step out on his own. (October 2014)

>> André Balazs's first hotel in London is a constantly-booked, celebrity-packed success—long before it even officially opens. Can the magic last? (September 2014)

>> As Andrej Pejic, he was the androgynous toast of the male modeling world, a punk prince often in a dress. But post-transition and with an elegant new image, will the fashion world accept Andreja Pejic as a woman? (September 2014)

>> For New York's non-drivers, summer is anxiety season, a time of weekends away, country weddings and a triumvirate of head-for-the-hills holidays.
(August 2014)

>> "I had never been around a woman that wielded that kind of power." Ford Models discuss the legacy of Eileen Ford. (July 2014)

>> Mel Ottenberg: The man who made Rihanna a fashion icon. (May 2014)

>> Every major fashion conglomerate is chasing the HENRY (High Earner, Not Rich Yet), a marketer's fantasy of the big-spending fashion guy. But if you name him, will he buy? (April 2014)

>> The search for Jay Ott, a missing Brooklyn designer. (April 2014)

>> After a messy break from Balenciaga, the most influential designer of his generation arrives at the jewel in LVMH's crown. The debut of Nicolas Ghesquière at the house of Louis Vuitton. With John Koblin. (March 2014)

>> Her suicide shocked the fashion world. But for L'Wren Scott, her identity was by design. With Jacob Bernstein and Guy Trebay. (March 2014)

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